Roman Radermacher, 96

Roman R. Radermacher, 96, of Jordan, died peacefully on Friday, April 4, 2008 at St. Gertrude's Care Center in Shakopee.

Roman was born October 24, 1911 in New Market to Frank and Susan (Mahowald) Radermacher.

He was married to Andrina Weckman October 15, 1935 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jordan. They celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on October 15, 2007.

Roman came to Jordan in 1933 and worked as a bookkeeper for his father-in-law, Jacob Weckman at Scott County Oil Co. which he later bought with Pete Pauly.

In 1954, he bought the Red Owl Business on Water Street. Another change came in 1960 when he moved the store to a building he bought from Loren Habegger on First Street. Roman later bought and built on the property on 2nd Street (site of the current post office). He retired in 1973.

Roman was a member of the Catholic Aid Society, the Jordan Commercial Club, the Knight of Columbus, the Jordan Fire Department and the Scott County Fair Board.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, gardening and card playing.

He is survived by wife; children Lee (Marilyn) Radermacher, Kitty (Pat) Dolan, Sue (David) Suman, Mary (Joe) Benko, Allie (Bob) Cronk, Nancy Busch, Chipper (Todd) Perkins, Frank (Mari) Radermacher, 32 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters Myron (Cathy) Radermacher, Agnes Sweiger, Harriet Boetcher, Ruth Giehtbrock, Roger (Jo) Grommesch, Evie (Norb) Wesley, Marie Daigle.

Roman was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Radermacher, Sue and Kern Grommesch and brothers, Erwin and Wilmar Radermacher.

Visitation was held Monday, April 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jordan, and also one hour prior to the Mass.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jordan.

Pallbearers were Steve Radermacher, John Dolan, Nancy Wickard, Jenny Newton, Ramsey Cronk, Matt Busch, Scott Quisling and James Stasik

Internment was held at the Calvary Cemetery in Jordan.

Funeral Arrangements were made by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home in Jordan.

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